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  • Sunday Morning QB: Seven still standing

    Sunday Morning QB: Seven still standing Team of the week Indian Rocks Christian. The Golden Eagles have compiled the type of statistics befitting a team ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A. Their 48-12 win over Naples First Baptist marked the 10th win this season by 35 points or more. The offensive balance was ...
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    Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 at 7:38 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Jesuit 18, Spoto 14

    Football: Jesuit 18, Spoto 14 TAMPA — Six weeks ago, with his team trailing in an eventual loss at Ocala Trinity Catholic, Jesuit coach Matt Thompson looked around his sideline and saw a team that looked vanquished. The second-year coach made it a point in the weeks following that he wouldn’t tolerate such behavior and ...
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    Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:04 a.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Spoto’s Terence Williams goes from unknown to noteworthy

    Spoto’s Terence Williams goes from unknown to noteworthy RIVERVIEW — There was an extra bounce in the steps of Spoto High School football players as they took the field for Wednesday’s practice. Their next game, a Class 5A region semifinal against Jesuit, was still two days away, and there was a lot of preparation left to do.  But ...
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    Thu. Nov. 20, 2014 at 6:35 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Playoff profile: Spoto ATH Todd Sims

    Playoff profile: Spoto ATH Todd Sims Three years ago, Spoto coach Dale Caparaso made the decision to start nine sophomores on his varsity football team. Anywhere else, those players might be competing at the JV level.  Caparaso, though, had his eye on the future.  “We knew we were going to take it on the chin,” Caparaso ...
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    Wed. Nov. 19, 2014 at 6:24 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region semifinals capsules: Class 6A and 5A

    Region semifinals capsules: Class 6A and 5A Region semifinals All games Friday at 7:30 p.m. Class 6A Who: Armwood (11-0) at Venice (10-1) Winner plays: Gainesville-Sunlake champion Know the foe: Venice may be led by a freshman quarterback, but the youngster proved last week in the Indians’ win against Hillsborough that he’s capable of competing in the ...
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    Wed. Nov. 19, 2014 at 6:05 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Offenses beware: Grittier Ds abound this postseason

    Offenses beware: Grittier Ds abound this postseason Every year when the high school football playoffs roll around, one thing is a given: Armwood’s defense will be nasty.  And, yes, the unbeaten Hawks are good once again, setting a school record for fewest points allowed in the regular season (23). They’re currently on a streak of five straight ...
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    Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 at 8:12 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Sunday Morning QB: Record-breaking edition

    Sunday Morning QB: Record-breaking edition Team of the Week Spoto. The Spartans won the school’s first-ever playoff game with an impressive 42-6 win over Lake Wales. It was only the third playoff game Spoto has played and sets up a rematch with district champion Jesuit. Running back Todd Sims came up big, with 114 yards ...
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    Sun. Nov. 16, 2014 at 1:38 a.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Spoto 42, Lake Wales 6

    LAKE WALES — Lake Wales fumbled the opening kickoff Friday night, and it got worse from there. Using a bruising running game mixed with some timely passing, Spoto jumped out to a quick 15-0 lead and continued to build it through the rest of the night, upsetting the 10th-ranked Highlanders ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:31 a.m. | The Ledger

  • Playoff football primer: If you like underdogs or unsung players …

    Playoff football primer: If you like underdogs or unsung players … Twenty-seven Tampa Bay football teams kick off the first round of the postseason Friday night. We’ll be running a playoff primer series all week, breaking down the matchups into categories that even casual football fans should find appealing. Today’s installment: If you like underdogs or unsung players, go see these ...
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    Wed. Nov. 12, 2014 at 9:28 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Playoff football capsules: Class 5A

    Playoff football capsules: Class 5A Class 5A region quarterfinals Spoto (7-3) at Lake Wales (8-2) Winner plays: Jesuit-Auburndale winner Scouting report: With eight wins — more than Spoto has ever had in a single season — Lake Wales has improved from a year ago. But so has Spoto. Todd Sims leads the Spartans with 853 ...
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    Tue. Nov. 11, 2014 at 6:09 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Spoto 28, Leto 19

    TAMPA — Overcoming an early two-touchdown deficit, Spoto used a dominating running game to overcome a scrappy Leto team for a hard-fought 28-19 win. Three different Spartans ran for at least 100 yards as Spoto ran for 433 yards as a team in a final tune up before its first-round ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 1:09 a.m. | Ryan Butler

  • Sunday Morning QB: A triple shot of tiebreakers

    Sunday Morning QB: A triple shot of tiebreakers Co-teams of the week Gulf: The Buccaneers have relied on an explosive offense that is averaging 37 points per game during their seven-game win streak. But it was the defense that carried Gulf in a 36-19 win over Wesley Chapel that clinched the Buccaneers’ first playoff berth since 2008. Gulf ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 10:21 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Spoto 24, Lennard 13

    RUSKIN — While Jesuit’s victory clinched a place in the Class 5A playoffs for Spoto, the Spartans put together an effort that might show they could do some damage this postseason. The Spartans (6-3) blanked the high-powered Longhorns (7-3) in the second half, and Todd Sims put the game away ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 12:49 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Football: Spoto 51, Middleton 0

    RIVERVIEW — Middleton looked outmatched from the beginning against Spoto, unable to get anything going against the Spartans defense and falling 51-0. On this Homecoming and Senior Night, Spoto had four interceptions and blocked two punts in Middleton territory in the first half to give the Spoto offense good field ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 12:57 a.m. | Nathan Powell

  • Sunday Morning QB: Round of applause for underdogs

    Sunday Morning QB: Round of applause for underdogs Team of the week Leto.  The Falcons won their first game (on the field) since 2009. Leto was credited with a forfeit win over Armwood in 2011, but the 18-15 win over Middleton on Friday is much sweeter. The win snaps a 32-game losing streak, and of course it wasn’t ...
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    Sun. Oct. 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. | Times Staff

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